East Renfrewshire Provost Mary Montague dished out a prestigious prize to a community champion during a visit to a Barrhead foodbank.

She was there to present Stan Esson with the Citizen of the Year award in recognition of his work with the East Renfrewshire Foodbank over the past decade.

Stan gave Provost Montague a tour of the Lowndes Street operation and told her about the vital work undertaken every week to support those in need.

The award is an annual opportunity to honour a dedicated volunteer for outstanding service which makes a difference to their community.

Stan, who has lived in Barrhead for more than 80 years, is a founding member of the foodbank and plays a key role as warehouse manager.

He said: “It is a privilege to be the recipient of the East Renfrewshire Provost Award.”